Kiribi (flint sparks) (切火)

Kiribi (flint sparks) is a ceremony for kiyome (purification) which is performed using sparks caused by striking an object with a flint. It is performed to purify altarages or ritual articles presented to Shinto and Buddhist deities and may also be performed for those who believe in omens in the world of chancy business such as Sumo or karyukai (world of the geisha).